It's a perfect time to explore the coast towns, tasting rooms, foodie havens, and natural wonders
Thomas J. Story
The harvest is on at under-the-radar vineyards tucked against the mountains south of Salinas.
Follow Monterey Country's Wine Trail to the 20 or so wineries along River Road. Along the way, pick up organic broccoli and tomatoes at the Farm, stop for a lunch with a view, and even visit a ranch where lions and lynxes roam.